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Pa. delegation near unanimous for Trump

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 20, 2016 6:09 AM
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Pennsylvania delegates cheer during the second day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher)

(Cleveland) -- Pennsylvania's delegation to the Republican National Convention has come out nearly unanimous for Donald Trump, who is now the official 2016 presidential nominee of the Republican Party.

Delegation officials said 70 of Pennsylvania's 71 nominating votes were for Trump.

The other vote went for Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

Seventeen of the 71 delegates were bound to Trump, by virtue of his April 26 primary win in Pennsylvania.

But the other 54 were officially uncommitted.

Still, 45 of those had committed to Trump well before the convention, and others decided to support Trump after they arrived in Cleveland on Sunday.

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